Slip, Trip, and Fall
All property owners in California, both residential and commercial, have the duty to ensure safe environments for visitors. If you have been harmed by a hazardous condition on another’s property such as a sidewalk, personal residence, restaurant, mall, hotel, office building, school, park, theater, museum or other property, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim.
In a lawsuit for a slip and fall, you can seek compensation for your injury. Lawsuits based on “slip and fall” injuries are among the most common types of premises liability claims in California.
These injuries commonly occur due to uneven or slippery surfaces, but can also be the result of:
- crumbling stairs
- wet floors
- exposed electrical wiring
- raised flooring
- falling debris
- obstructed pathways
- poorly lit walkways
Attorney for Slip and Fall Cases in Glendale, CA
Every property owner is liable for maintaining his or her space. A person should never face injury in a public space. If hazardous conditions cause you to slip and fall, you should get in contact with a personal injury attorney.
Yarian & Associates, APC is well-versed in personal injury cases. With years of experience and multiple awards, our attorneys understand slip and fall laws. We accept clients throughout the greater Los Angeles County and Tulare County area and adjoining counties such as Pasadena, Irvine, Los Angeles, Glendale, Riverside, Visalia, Long Beach, and Santa Monica.
Do not let another person’s negligence affect your life. Call the Yarian & Associates, APC attorneys at (844) 291-1911 for a free zero obligation consultation today.
Overview for Slip and Fall Claims in California
Liability for Slip and Fall Cases in California
Premises liability law seeks to protect parties who are injured as the result of the property owner’s negligence. However, it is often difficult to prove liability.
For your claim to be successful, you must show that the property owner knew about the hazardous situation and failed to correct it in a timely manner. An attorney must prove the action or inaction of the property owner caused the condition which led to your injury.
Proving a case may be especially difficult if the owner corrected the hazardous condition before evidence was collected. To further complicate the analysis, many other factors must be considered in assessing liability.
For example, the duty of care owed to a visitor may vary depending on the reason the visitor was on the property. It can also change whether or not the property owner had explicitly or implicitly invited him or her onto the property.
Falls While Exiting a Passenger Transportation Vehicles
Serious injuries can occur as a result of a slip and fall while entering or exiting a passenger transportation vehicle. In California, the term “passenger transportation vehicle” means a bus or general public par transit vehicle that is designed, used, or maintained to carry more than 10 passengers, including the driver, for hire or for profit, or by any nonprofit organization or group.
The driver often has a duty to caution riders to watch their step when leaving the bus. The driver should also wait for the passengers to sit down or brace themselves before starting so that injuries can be avoided. The driver should also be careful to start and stop as smooth as possible to avoid rider injury.
Types of Slip and Fall Settlement Cases in California – Visit HG.org and see legal resources regarding slip and fall cases. Read on slip and fall statistics, some examples of settlements, and possible payouts that can result from a successful claim in a slip and fall case.
California Code of Civil Procedure – Visit the California Legislature’s website to read on about statute of limitations regarding slip and fall cases. See the legal language used in the statute and how it may apply to your case.
Finding a Slip and Fall Attorney in Los Angeles County, CA
Give yourself the best opportunity to build a strong case. Connect with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney at Yarian & Associates, APC. When you retain our firm, we put our resources and experience to work to help you collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even emotional trauma.
Our personal injury law firm can assess the circumstances surrounding your injury and evaluate your claim to see if you have a strong case. Our compassionate injury attorneys consider all of the factors and will represent you aggressively so you can take care of what is most important—recovering from your injury and regaining your health.
Our attorneys accept clients in the greater Glendale and Los Angeles area including Long Beach, Irvine, Beverly Hills, San Bernido, Visalia, Long Beach, and Norwalk.
We are familiar with law officials in Los Angeles County and Tulare County including the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the Office of the Tulare County Sheriff, the Long Beach Police Department, the Glendale Police Department, and the Office of the Los Angeles County Sheriff.
Submit an online form or call (844) 291-1911 today.
This article was last updated on June 20th, 2018.